Broadcast Media Guard

IP Media Analysis and Fault Detection

BMG acquires, decodes, and analyzes a wide variety of IP media flows...

Introducing the Broadcast Media Guard (BMG), a revolutionary solution for autonomous IP media service analysis and fault detection. BMG analyzes packet details of each media service and provides precision fault detection in real-time. Constructed for scale, a single BMG can monitor hundreds of services concurrently. Designed with flexibility in mind, BMG can be deployed on COTS hardware, virtual machine, and cloud, eliminating proprietary vendor lock-in.

BMG offers an advance approach to monitoring media services at scale, eliminating expensive display walls and proprietary technology. Its unique features make it an invaluable asset for organizations seeking to enhance their monitoring capabilities and stay ahead of the curve in IP media analysis and management.

Key Features

  • Autonomous Fault Detection: quickly identify faults and receive notifications in real-time.
  • Bulk Service Monitoring: monitor up to 300+ services concurrently with a single BMG.
  • Compliance Monitoring: measure and detect compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • NMOS IS-04/IS-05 support for network discovery and patch management
  • No Proprietary Hardware Required: software that can be deployed anywhere on COTS hardware or virtual machine

Real-time Analysis and Monitoring

BMG is the 24/7 eyes and ears for your media network. Full-time analysis and monitoring ensure that all high-impact content is delivered at the highest possible quality and is free of errors or disruptions. Event notifications are issued in real time and can be delivered to various external platforms, enabling seamless integration with any workflow.

Tap into multiple networks with a single BMG

Tap into multiple networks using a single BMG. BMGs support multiple high-speed network interfaces, which allows them to access multiple networks. A single BMG, therefore can monitor content from multiple segregated networks without having to bridge networks, helping to maintain proper security boundaries.

Web browser-based user interface

BMG uses a modern web browser-based user interface which simplifies the deployment and management of BMGs across an enterprise. With no client-side application software to worry about, reducing the burden on the support team. From a web browser view all of the media that is actively being analyzed and monitored by the BMG.

Detailed graphical analysis dashboards

After BMG discovers a fault in the media, use its detailed graphical analysis dashboards to dig deeper into the problem. With multiple configurable widgets, review several different properties of analysis at the same time. With up to 30 days of data retention, look back historically at media performance to spot anomalous behavior.

Monitor media from any network and in any format...

BMG presents a powerful and versatile solution that revolutionizes the way you monitor IP media. Offering unparalleled flexibility, BMG enables you to monitor media from any network and in any format, eliminating the limitations of traditional monitoring systems.
With its unique universal design, BMG eradicates the need for multiple makes and models, providing comprehensive coverage for all your monitoring requirements. Experience unparalleled efficiency as a single BMG unit seamlessly handles both compressed and uncompressed media simultaneously.

BMG-Pro

Bulk IP Media Analysis & Monitoring

BMG-Pro Key Features

  • Autonomous Fault Detection: quickly identify faults and receive notifications in real-time.
  • Bulk Service Monitoring: monitor up to 300+ services concurrently with a single BMG-Pro.
  • Compliance Monitoring: measure and detect compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • NMOS IS-04/IS-05 support for network discovery and patch management
  • No Proprietary Hardware Required: software that can be deployed anywhere on COTS hardware or virtual machine

BMG-Pro Deployment

  • BMG-Pro is designed to be deployed on an off-the-shelf server with a high-performance Ethernet adapter and supports all sizes of networks including enterprise infrastructures. 
  • BMG-Pro leverages HTML5 to present detailed dashboards that provide responsive real-time web updates.
  • BMG-Pro gives you unprecedented visibility into your most critical operations from any location using a web browser.
  • BMG-Pro can be installed on any server or virtual machine that meets the minimum system requirements, we can also supply you with a preinstalled server.

BMG-Lite

Compact and Cost Effective

BMG-Lite Key Features

  • Compact and Cost Effective: BMG-Lite is perfect for projects where there are fewer media services to be monitored.
  • BMG-Lite Ensures High-Quality Media Delivery: identify and correct errors or issues that can affect the quality of media.
  • Quick Accurate Troubleshooting: troubleshoot issues more quickly and accurately.
  • BMG-Lite is as a cost effective software/hardware bundle, making it easy to order and install. It is also available as a software only license.

BMG-Cloud

Monitor and Analyze Cloud-Based Media Services

BMG-Cloud Key Features

  • Supports all major formats of cloud-native media, including NDI, TS, and HLS.
  • Real-time alerts and anomaly detection for cloud-based media workflows.
  • Leverage elastic cloud infrastructure for scalable media monitoring and analysis.
  • Global media service monitoring through cloud connectivity.
  • Optimized, consumption-based pricing for cloud media services.

BMG Specifications

Capture, Decode, & Analyze

Uncompressed Formats (Decode + Analysis)
  • ST 2022-6 (SDI over IP)
  • ST 2022-7 plus path skew
  • ST 2110-20/30/40 all parts
  • Packet pacing analysis (-21)
  • 32-bit audio decode + analysis (-31)
  • NMOS IS-04/IS-05 compliant
  • AES-67
  • RAVENNA
Uncompressed Formats (Decode + Analysis)
  • MPEG-2/H.264/HEVC Video
  • JPEG XS Video
  • JPEG 2000
  • NDI Video*
  • SRT*
  • MP1-L1 Audio
  • AAC / HE-AAC Audio
  • ATSC A/52 Audio
Ancillary Data Analysis
  • Closed caption decoding (CEA-608/708)
  • Loudness monitoring (EBU-R-128/ITU-1770/ATSC A/85)
  • DVB Transport Layer Analysis TR 101 290
  • Commercial signaling analysis & logging (ANSI SCTE-35/SCTE-104)

*  contact us for availability

Packet & Timing Characterization
  • Packet jitter and inter-packet arrival time (IPAT)
  • PTP analysis including lock, GM, BMCA…
  • Timing comparison
Visualization and Notification
  • Alarm timeline latching and logging
  • Audio metering
  • Blended telemetry signal compare
  • Multi-CODEC mosaic
  • Multiuser personalized albums
  • Notifications including SNMP, Syslog, and Slackbot
  • Time series historical graphing
  • Fully open API for 3rd party integration

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